An Adventurous Night In (with Netflix)


Adventurous has never been the first word used to describe me. It probably wouldn’t be the second, or even the third. I am nervous by nature; the riskiest thing I’ve done lately is shower barefoot at Soul Cycle, just to give you a baseline. If you too have been known to shudder at the thought of skydiving, and act only as a spectator at amusement parks, have no fear…I’m here to tell you that there’s still some fun to be had! What if you could find your next adventure right on your very own couch? Please proceed with caution as I provide you with tips on turning your Netflix & Chill into Netflix & Thrill.

Trade logins with a friend. Find a friend who trusts you with their password (as if you haven’t already guessed it) and watch only what comes up on their recommended feed. A lot can be learned about someone by way of viewing habits. Not to mention the rush of adrenaline you’ll feel knowing your affinity for Everybody Loves Raymond has been exposed.

Switch up your snack game. You say expand your horizons, I say expand your palate. I’ve recently discovered Sriracha flavored popcorn - this is a snack that will spice up even the most tame episodes of Fuller House.

Dip into the documentary pool. If you’re looking to ride the emotional roller coaster, this category is your best bet. From food industry exposés to tales of true crime that keep you on the edge of your seat, the Horror titles never stood a chance.

Thanks to Netflix we can travel through time, jet set across the globe, and access more American Pie offshoots than we ever thought possible. So put your trust in internet algorithms and binge like nobody’s watching!

Catherine Kwolek was born and raised in Rhode Island, where she works as an accountant by day and blogger by night. She loves nothing more than a tall iced coffee and a good laugh. When she’s not busy exploring what’s new around Providence, she can be found crafting, perusing the makeup aisle, or binge watching House Hunters.